Saturday, October 6, 2012

{Day 6} Running

{Day 6}

 New here? Make sure to check out day 1  and my introduction to my 
31 day of Health and Exercise series for the month of October
Thank you for reading and coming along with journey with me
I hope to inspire and motivate you through this series

I am going to talk to you today about Running
I am pretty passionate about running
I don't know everything about it
I am learning more and more benefits everyday
I haven't always liked it
I am not a professional
but I have learned to LOVE it
I feel so much better when I run
It is the best full body workout I have ever done
And I feel like anybody can do it
I mean come on if a 400 lb man on Biggest Loser can Run
So can YOU

Here is some of what I have learned about running with my experiences 
that I want to share with you:

#1. Running is inexpensive in fact it can be as cheap as FREE 
You can run whenever you want, wherever you want
to whatever you want
All you need is a good pair of running shoes
and you can head out your door to go for a run
From city sidewalks to wooded trails, there are plenty of places for runners to explore at no cost
If you travel a lot, it's easy to pack your running shoes and run while you're on the road

#2. Running is one of the most effective ways to lose weight
As one of the most vigorous exercises out there,
running is an extremely efficient way to burn calories and lose weight
If you're already at a healthy weight, running can help you maintain it

#3. Running improves your health
-Running is an excellent way to strengthen the heart
and ensure the efficient flow of blood and oxygen throughout the body,
which helps decrease your risk of a heart attack
-its one of the best ways to naturally reduce your blood pressure if it's above normal
If you have high cholesterol, running can also help keep it in check
-Running also improves your immune system,
so your body functions are more effective and efficient at fighting off germs
-Running and other weight-bearing exercises increase bone density,
which can fend off osteoporosis

#4. Running also fights off diseases
Runners have lower risks of cancers, strokes and heart attacks
It uses parts of the lungs that you don’t normally use,
and this is very helpful in improving resistance

 #5. Running improves your energy levels
When you're feeling sluggish or tired, 
running is a great way to boost your energy
Runners who run in the morning report that they have improved energy levels during the day 

#6. Running will help you feel good about yourself
It gives you a sense of accomplishment
It can increase confidence and self-esteem

 #7. Running can help with stress relief
emotional strain and even mild depression
Research has shown that healthy adults who exercise regularly
are generally happier than those who don't
This is also known as the runners high

#8. There are many places and way to Run
I have gone through stages of running outside
and running on treadmills
Currently I have been running on a treadmill at my gym
I love it because not only can I do my consistency long runs
but I can also change up to the speed
or incline for some interval runs 

Interval runs are very important!
When you are getting more comfortable with running
but are maybe starting to feel bored
you can start doing interval runs by Changing up your speed like in this example

It is bursts of increase in speed with a short recovery time
but the recovery times are not stopping they are just at a lower speed so
you are still working out sweating and tired
Interval runs can actually make you work harder than a constant speed
because you are going up and down and your body has no time to
get used to it
I actually really like it
It challenges me and pushes me

You can also change up speed and incline or just incline
like the example above
changing the incline is an amazing leg and bum workout
you will be feeling it the next day that is for sure

Interval running can result in less boredom, increase muscle mass
and is actually very beneficial in losing that belly fat 
I have just started interval training and can't wait to see the results from it
So why not run?
There are so many benefits 
 Even if you hate it learn to love it
I promise you will
and the health benefits are worth it
You will start to enjoy the you time and thinking time
I challenge you to go out for a run within the next week 

Come back tomorrow for another Health and Exercise Tip 
 And make sure to check out the previous posts of this series HERE
You don't want to miss anything :)

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  1. :) this post rocks girl! i love the 31 day idea!!!

  2. I love running. It keeps me in shape and keeps me sane... :)

  3. Running is great!I love running too. Despite of this there are people who claim taht running is a surefire way to erode metabolism and eat up your muscles. What you can say about this?



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